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Irregular Immigration Approaches: A Comparative Law Study USA – Spain

Budget: €25,000

The regulation in this area is a real democratic and moral test for the States, and comparing the status of rights of illegal aliens in the Spanish legal system and in the United States may be of extraordinary mutual interest given the confluence of a number of similarities and differences.

  1. Analysis of the scope of international commitments undertaken by the United States and Spain on irregular immigration and in the study of the distribution of powers between Federation and States in the United States, and between central government and Autonomous Communities in Spain.
  2. Preparation and organization of the International Conference “Immigration in a USA-Spain comparative context”.
  3. Preparation of the Manual on “The regulatory treatment of irregular immigration: a study of comparative law between USA and Spain” for subsequent publication.
  • Main Researcher: Pablo Santolaya Machetti, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Javier García Roca, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Guillermo Escobar Roca, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Fernando Santaolalla López, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Encarnación Carmona Cuenca, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Mónica Arenas Ramiro, Universidad de Alcalá
  • María Díaz Crego, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Yolanda Fernández Vivas, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Ignacio García Vitoria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Miguel Pérez-Moneo Agapito, Universidad de Barcelona

First International Conference on Irregular Immigration in a Comparative context: United-States-Spain
Universidad de Alcalá, November 28-30, 2012

The regulatory treatment of irregular immigration; a study of comparative law between USA and Spain”

Washington, March 17-18, 2011

Organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Instituto Franklin – UAH in the framework of the research project.

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